IGF hires head of underwriting

Independent Growth Finance (IGF) has appointed Paul Edmeades as the firm’s head of underwriting for asset based lending.

IGF hires head of underwriting

Edmeades has joined the commercial finance provider for SMEs and will be responsible for building an underwriting team to support the firm’s commercial activities.

His previous role was business development director at asset-based lender Shawbrook Business Credit.

Edmeades has also held previous positions at GE Commercial Finance and NMB Heller, and has over 20 years of experience in the industry in risk, portfolio and commercial roles.

John Onslow, chief executive of IGF, said: “Paul’s wealth of experience will be a credit to IGF’s growing team and his knowledge of the intermediary market across the Midlands will be a real benefit to the business.

“He is already working to build on existing deal processes to ensure we can continue to deliver credible offers in a timely manner.”